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After a decade long fade into obscurity, Kodak announced it will be releasing smartphones next year, certain to appeal to the nostalgic Hipstamatic crowd.
In collaboration with English mobile device manufacturer Bullitt Group, Kodak has revealed the Android-powered smartphones would would offer “best-in-class image management software and features along with great design and UI.”
Aimed at consumers who want a high-end experience but a simpler mobile device user experience, so smartphones and tablets will come pre-loaded with image capture, management and sharing features to offer a rich user experience.
Earlier in 2013, the company unveiled a concept smartphone named the “Instamatic 2014” that is an Android device with a 14-megapixel sensor, HD video recording and a real viewfinder, among other cool features.
The first handset will be launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2015 at the Kodak stand in South Hall 1, Booth 21818. There will be further product announcements across the second half of 2015 including a 4G handset, a tablet and a connected camera.
Welcome to the 21st Century, Kodak!
Find out more about the Kodak smartphones.
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Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recorder and 7″ Monitor allows you to record 4K video with your Sony A7S and record 4K Raw with the Sony FS700 is In Stock & Shipping from B&H Photo (Click here).
The Shogun utilizes 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs to record clean output signals at resolutions up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30p, as well as Full HD (1920 x 1080) video up to 120 fps when used with capable cameras.
The Shogun records 10-bit, 4:2:2 UHD 4K and HD video to Apple ProRes HQ, 422, or LT formats. It can also record HD video using Avid’s DNxHD format, and UHD 4K raw video using the uncompressed Cinema DNG Raw format. Video is recorded to single or raided 2.5″ HDD and SDDs for fast and reliable write speeds.
As a monitor, the Shogun features a 7″ IPS capacitive touchscreen display with resolution of 1920 x 1200. It is Rec. 709 color calibrated and supports multi-frequency operation (48/50/60 Hz) for monitoring and playback of a variety of input frame rates. An SDI loop output is available for passing the signal to an additional monitor.
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“The Interview” is showing after all — everywhere! Sony released “The Interview” online at 1:00 PM Eastern Christmas Eve. The movie can be now viewed on Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft XBox Video and Sony’s special website: SeeTheInterview.com.
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show ‘Skylark Tonight.’ When they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the most unlikely candidates, to ‘take out’ Kim Jong-un. Meanwhile back in North Korea, Mr. Un-vil has a diabolical plot of his own unleashing thousands of hackers upon the Sony Pictures in order to install his BFF Dennis Rodman as the studio chief.
Metabones Smart Adapter IV (B&H) users should be aware that Metabones offers firmware updates so frequently that even if you just purchased your adapter, chances are fairly good the firmware may not be up to date. It’s well worth keeping firmware up to date since firmware updates improve focus speed and accuracy when using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-Mount Cameras including Sony A7, A7R, A7S and A7II.
ABOUT THE LATEST UPDATE
Name: Firmware update V0.37 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV
Release date: 20 Nov 2014
Benefits and improvements
Improves stability with some lenses
Name: Firmware update V0.36 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV
Release date: 31 Oct 2014
Benefits and improvements
E mount ver 0.36
Fixes Zeiss ZE lens stability issue with adapter firmware version 0.33 and version 0.34
Name: Firmware update V0.34 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV
Release date: 8 Oct 2014
Benefits and improvements
Bug Fix and Improve the performance.
Fix Auto-Magnify/MF function on advance mode.
Name: Firmware update V0.32 for EF-E Smart AdapterTM MARK IV
Release date: 14 Aug 2014
Benefits and improvements
Sony A7S compatibility
Apple Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7 SP1
• When performing the firmware update, please don’t disconnect the USB cable, otherwise, the adapter may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown
• Don’t connect the adapter to any camera and lens when performing the firmware update.
• Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
• Read the disclaimer and click to agree to the terms and conditions. Then, click on the Download button.
• The download of the [MAC: MetabonesApp.dmg] or [WIN: MetabonesApp.exe] file will start.
• Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).
RUN THE SOFTWARE
Once the file has downloaded successfully, you’re ready to upgrade the Firmware update for the Smart Adapter MARK IV.
STEP 1: START UP THE Metabones App
• Close all currently running programs on your computer.
• Double-click the [MAC: MetabonesApp.dmg] or [WIN: MetabonesApp.exe] download file to start the Metabones App.
• Connect your the Smart Adapter MARK IV to the computer by using the USB-MicroUSB cable.
• Then, follow the instructions in the Metabones App to update the firmware.
• Only connect the adapter – REMOVE the camera and lens
• Connect a USB cable to USB port behind the lens release lever
• Once adapter connected via USB, the app will tell you if an update is available.
• If an update is available, follow the prompts:
• Unplug USB – Press and Hold Button (center of photo above) – then reconnect USB to start the update.
• DO NOT disconnect until the Update is finished.
You’ll get a screen prompt telling you once Firmware has successfully updated and you’re done.
Phase One has released Capture One 8.1 which offers new camera and lens support, new features, stability improvements and bug fixes. Updates to Capture One Pro for Sony and Capture One Express for Sony add file support for Sony A7II and Capture One Pro for Sony adds Live-View Tethered Capture for Sony A7S, A7II and A77II.
Official File Support for Sony A7II
Sony A7II [ILCE-7M2] ARW Raw files are officially supported in Capture One 8.1. Camera profiles “Sony A7M2 Generic / Standard” are available from ICC Profile menu
Live-View Tethered Capture is Supported in Pro Version
This update for Capture One Pro for Sony also adds Tether support for Sony A5100 but without Live View.
Capture One Pro for Sony Live-View Panel
Live View Button opens the Live View Tether interface
Capture Button triggers the camera
• Check Live-view images from connected cameras.
• Change camera settings including Shutter Speed, Aperture, EV Adjustments, ISO and White Balance.
• Use the Capture Button to trigger the camera. Images are Saved to Capture One catalog/session.
• Display grids and overlay images on live-view image.
• Tool buttons (Pan/Zoom/WB/Focus meter) are not supported for Sony cameras.
• Live-view zoom-in display is not supported for Sony cameras.
• Functions of “Live view controls”, “Live view info” and “Live view focus meter” are not supported for Sony cameras.
I’ve tested out Capture One Pro for Sony with Sony A7II, A7S and A77II and with the limitations listed above, Live-View Tethered Capture works with all three cameras. (Please note that Capture One 8.1 Release Notes list A7R as a supported camera instead of A77II – but in my tests that is not the case.)
While Live-view Tethered Capture support for other current Sony cameras remains a possibility, it should be noted that A7S, A7II and A77II are Sony’s most recent releases. Though I don’t have any official word from Sony – I suspect hardware changes were made to the tethering interface to make Live View possible in these three cameras. If that is the case, it may not be possible to enable Live-view Tethered Capture in previous models – but I’d expect to see it in future releases.
About Capture One Pro 8:
Capture One Pro 8 is a professional RAW converter offering extremely high image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras. It offers state-of-‐the‐art tethered capture, digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.
With an updated processing engine, high performance and new features, Capture One Pro 8 is the professional choice in imaging software. The highly responsive tools give you the power to create stunning images from your camera’s RAW files, in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.
– Ability to edit images in external applications, such as Adobe Photoshop or Pixelmator
– Improved Auto Adjust
– Live View for select models of Sony cameras
– Quick cursor tools
– Find/replace naming
– Additional and improved naming tokens
– Multiple on-screen guides for aligning and composing images.
– Incremental camera controls
– Up to 16 adjustment layers
– Additional TIFF processing options
Download Link: http://www.phaseone.com/PhaseOne/Downloads.aspx